11 Ways We Survived Being Broke

Last week I shared our new financial goals now that we have a new car in our family. While I was writing that post, I was reminded of how far we’ve come since our “just-married” days. That led me to think about how tight everything was back then and what we did to survive. For … [Read more…]

Rory kinda messed everything up.

If you’ve been around for a while, then you might remember how we had to suddenly buy a new car at the end of July. (FYI to all my new readers: we had to buy a new car. His name is Rory.) Obviously this threw our entire debt pay-off plan off kilter, but I have … [Read more…]

So Long, Dish TV

Guys. We did it. We ditched the satellite. There is a part of me that feels so free and excited…..and another part of me that wants to hold a funeral service. But truly I think this will be for the best, and here is why: 1. I have a TV problem. You may think I’m … [Read more…]

Meet Rory.

Yea. We bought a new car. And if you’ve been around for a while, then you may quickly point out that buying a new car was not on our radar for the near future. Obviously, things have changed. So for those of you who may have missed all the Facebook updates three weeks ago, here … [Read more…]

The Day After Vacation Is Always Fun

Happy Monday everyone!! We are back from our little mini-vacay at St. Andrews and I am trying to get back in the swing of things. I was definitely not ready to leave the beach and come home! We had a blast though and I got to do something I’ve never done before: snorkeling! I always … [Read more…]

Lattes and Jesus

I had been home from St. Louis for less than 24 hours when the anxiety hit me like a wall of bricks. I wanted to do everything and nothing at the same time. I was determined to clean and wash clothes and yet, I didn’t want to move. My mind raced with a billion different … [Read more…]

Post-Move Financial Update

I’ve delayed writing a financial update for the last few months for obvious reasons…..moving definitely threw us a curve ball in the way of money. We were doing GREAT. Nice chunk in our savings…..we were 100% on track to be debt-free by January….all that great stuff. Then the move happened and Roman went for a … [Read more…]

2014 Financial Update

The last time I posted about finances was in November (if you missed it, you can check it out here.) Since we are starting the New Year, I figured now would be a good time to share where we are. Also, we just met one of the goals today, and I’m really excited to tell … [Read more…]

November Update

Whew! Long time no see, huh? Let me be the first to say, I am SO glad that November is finally here, because October was a doozy. Between going on vacation, trying to catch up after vacation, lots of stuff going on at church, and then being really sick this past week, we have been … [Read more…]

September Financial Update

Is anyone else blown away about it being September already, or is it just me? This will make the fourth time this year that I write about our finances. The first was this post in February, the second was this post in May, and then the last time was this post in June. In the last post, I mentioned that I was … [Read more…]